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Black Skin, White Masks: Frantz Fanon Oct 18 - Oct 26, 2017 BAMcinématek 30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217
Oct 18
Dalida Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 8 p.m. The Avalon Theatre 5612 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20015
Oct 19
Yosvany Terry and Baptiste Trotignon - Ancestral Memories Oct 19 - 29 2 Arrow St Cambridge, MA 02138

BNF Wins Stanford Prize for Innovation

This week, the Bibliothèque nationale de France become one of the first recipients of the new Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL). The prize was created to recognize efforts to transform research libraries for the through innovative "programs, projects...[and] improved services that...benefit readers and users."

The Miguel de Cervantes Digital Library in Spain was also given top honors this year, while Australia’s Griffith University and the New York Public Library received commendations.  The BnF was recognized for two programs in particular, the Gallica Library and the Data Digital Library.  The Gallica Library is a digital archive dedicated to French cultural heritage and specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary scholars. Incorporating the Gallica collection, among many others, the Data Digital program incorporates Semantic Web technology in order to make the BnF 's holdings more easily accessible through popular search engines like Google.

For more information on the prize and recipient visit the SPIRL site here